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  • TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE


    Oxycodone is one of the most problematic drugs in Florida today. For most people, the addiction begins when the drug is legitimately prescribed for some pain issues. Ultimately, a person becomes addicted and seeks greater quantities with more frequency, leading them to the black market.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t take possession of very many pills to turn this crime into a severe crime with very harsh penalties. Hillsborough drug trafficking attorney Adam L. Bantner, II can helpsomeone arrested for this crime fight their case by seeking a reduction in the high bond that will be set, arguing to suppress any illegally obtained evidence, fighting for you at trial, and by trying to avoid harsh minimum mandatory prison sentences that come with a conviction. Call813.416.7965 today for your free consultation!

    THE STATUTE, FLA. STAT. 893.135(1)(C)3

    (1) Except as authorized in this chapter or in chapter 499 and notwithstanding the provisions of s. 893.13:

    (c)3. A person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, 7 grams or more of oxycodone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof, or 7 grams or more of any mixture containing any such substance, commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in oxycodone,” punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If the quantity involved:

    a. Is 7 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.

    b. Is 14 grams or more, but less than 25 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $100,000.

    c. Is 25 grams or more, but less than 100 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $500,000.

    d. Is 100 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years and shall be ordered to pay a fine of $750,000.

    THE PUNISHMENTS

    As you case see above, there are harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences depending on the quantity of oxycodone actually possessed. In general, though, possession of oxycodone is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or probation and a $10,000 fine.

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